The University Department of Radiology is located on the Addenbrooke's site and is closely integrated with the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Radiology Department. The closely linked departments combine a wide range of research and educational activity along with clinical imaging services within the NHS. We are fortunate to have access to some of the best imaging equipment available and to be able attract some of the best Radiology trainees in the UK into the well established training programme.
Imaging has become an essential part of the biomedical sciences, not only for diagnosis within clinical medicine and the delivery and objective monitoring of subsequent therapy, but also for providing unique insights into causation of disease, pathophysiology and the translation of novel treatments from the laboratory into patients.
Academic medicine might be defined as the capacity of the healthcare system to think, study, research, discover, evaluate, teach, learn, and improve. The support and nurturing of academic radiologists in training must be a key element in attaining the goal of the NHS to provide the best possible medical services to the population of the UK.